Free knitting patterns recently added to In the Loop Knitting including men's sweaters, blankets, shawls, baby sweaters, women's sweaters, and more.. Most patterns are free. Updated 10/16/23
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Throw blanket created from striped squares. Aran weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf is available for purchase. Designed by Meghan Ballmer of Meghan Makes Do. A kit is also available.
- Get the free knitting pattern - Web version - scroll to bottom of target page
- Purchase a printable pdf
- Get the kit at Lion Brand
- See more Grid Blanket Knitting Patterns
Sock Yarn Hat, Cowl, and Mitts
Use just two skeins of self-striping or other sock yarn to create this matching beanie, cowl, and fingerless mitts. Fingering weight yarn. Hat, Cowl, and Mitts in Plymouth Yarn Andes Sock 3287
Free Striped Baby Sweater and Bonus Toy
Baby pullover with shoulder fastenings for easy dressing and easy striped comfort toy with stripes. Sizes 0-3 Months to 9-12 Months. Designed by Women's Weekly. DK weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
INSTRUCTIONS: At the pattern site, select print at home. Make sure the price is 0. Add the pattern to your basket. Then "check out" without payment to get the download.
Honeycomb Classic Sweaters
Aran cable gender neutral pullover sweaters covered with diamond cables, celtic honeycomb cables, rope cables, and more, with options for cross-over shawl collar or crew-neck collar. Sizes Finished bust/chest 40 ins [102 cm] to 50 ins [127 cm]. Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
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- Get the recommended Patons Classic Wool yarn
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Capped Sleeve Pullover
Short-sleeved top or vest with deep buttoned neckline and ridged texture panel on front. Fingering weight yarn. Sizes to fit bust 82 cm [33”] to 107 cm [43”]. Designed by Elle Yarns
Autumn Leaf Half Gloves
One skein fingerless mitts featuring cable leaf motifs on the back of the hands. Knit flat. 3 sizes. Designed by Janis Frank who allows you to sell any of the arm warmers, gloves or mitts you make from this pattern. Uses one skein 190 - 192 yards (174 - 176 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Web version is free.
- Get the free knitting pattern - web version. Scroll down the target page to see the pattern.
- Buy the PDF knitting pattern at Etsy
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Celtic Cables Kindle Case
A tablet cover with stunning braided cable design and flap. Finished dimensions of cozy: approx. 26cm x 20cm / 10¼ x 8”. Uses one skein of Sport or Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Crystal Hoff
Striped garter stitch shawl with contrasting cables in solid color knit with slipped stitch colorwork so you only ever work with color at a time. This large winged shawl is inspired by the Kangerlussuaq fjord and by the fells surrounding it. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Charlotte Kaae for Filcolana. Available in English and Danish
Men's Cabled Scarf
Cable scarf with intertwined cable diamonds framed with other cables. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
This short-sleeved cardigan features a separate integrated lace and cable layer that is knit separately and added seamlessly to the waist. I don't think I've ever seen anything else like this. Sizes Bust Circumference: 32 to 55.25 inches. Named for George Eliot’s great Victorian novel. Worsted and fingering weight yarn. Designed by Miranda Davies for Knitty.
More Free Patterns
Pullover with an 8 row repeat central cable panel and shawl collar. Sizes 38 to 48 in. / 97 to 122 cm. Stylecraft Life Aran No. F085 Men’s Sweater 8394. Worsted weight yarn.
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- See the pattern page at Stylecraft
- See more Shawl Collar Sweater Knitting Patterns
Let It Snow
Two color hot water bottle cozy knit flat with moss stitch snowy texture and stranded color work to create the text. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Penney.
I love the graphic look of the lines in the 2 color poncho. Knit flat in two rectangles. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Suzanne Resaul. Pictured project by wozy
Easy blanket knit with 3 strips of basketweave, striped garter stitch, and solid garter stitch. Finished Measurements: About 45 x 52 in. (114.5 x 132) cm. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa.
Modern Stripes Set
Matching striped cowl, beanie, and mittens in a variety of sizes. Sizes Hat: Baby to Adult L, Mittens: Child to Adult L, Cowl: Adult One Size. Designed for 8 colors, it's a great stash buster for scrap DK weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
Baby Sweater Set with Chick Finger Puppet
Matching baby layette set with striped sweater with pocket to hold baby chick finger puppet, jacket, pants, and scarf. Sizes 3 Months to 24 Months. DK weight yarn. Sweater, Neck Scarf and Finger Puppet in Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120 6738 and Jacket and Pants 6740. Available in English, Dutch, French, and German
- Get the free Sweater, Neck Scarf and Finger Puppet knitting pattern
- Get the free Jacket and Pants knitting pattern
- See more Striped Baby Sweater Knitting Patterns
Fisherman's Rib Sweaters
Cozy his and hers pullover sweaters knit with 2 row repeat Fisherman's Rib. Women's sweater features a flattering flared ribbed peplum and turtleneck collar. Men's features a v-neck collar. Sizes Child to Adult 68cm/27in to 140cm/56in. 16.105 designed by Elle. DK weight yarn.
Turtleneck Macbook Air or Tablet Cover
A sweater for your tablet or laptop with colorful stripes. Just slip your device into the stretchy ribbed turtleneck collar which closes back up to keep your laptop secure. Finished dimensions 11.5 x 7.5 inches (turtleneck collar) not included but easily customized. Great stash buster. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Brittany Coughlin
Elanah Scarf or Shawl
Lacy Stole or Scarf knitted in diamond cables and lace on a background of honeycomb lace. Lace weight yarn. Designed by Ange Wilson.
Women's pullover sweater with shawl collar knit in a 2 row repeat slip rib stitch. Sizes 33 to 48 in. / 82 cm to 122 cm. 7494 designed by Elle Yarns. Chunky weight yarn.
Cable Hot Water Bottle Cover
Hot water bottle cozy with a central basketweave woven cable knit in in 4 round repeat. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Laura Bain.
Patterns for Purchase
Bow Peep Bralette Top
Fun party top or quick Halloween costume! A giant bow covers the front of this top knit in full rib making it snug nicely to your body, with a cut out detail peeking out under the bow. Sizes: 28-30” to 48-50”. Designed Anxiousgirlknits. Chunky weight yarn.
Celebrate Color Scarf
Mix and match your sock yarn stash in the playful stash buster scarf knit in garter stitch. Designed by Cindy Craig.
Elena Sweater with button band
Pullover sweater in mock cardigan style with a decorative button band. Both front parts are worked at once and then sewn together after knitting the button band. So the front part is not really buttoned - the buttons are only sewn to the band and the left front part. The pattern contains construction notes for US sizes 6/8 and 10/12. DK weight yarn. Designed by Rita Maassen.
Seamless top-down sweater with a stunning cable and lace pattern on the round yoke with a body in reverse stockinette (knitted on the wrong side). Sizes:chest circumference: 32 to 60 inches / 80 to 150 cm. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Valentina Bogdanova.
Classic, sophisticated pullover sweater rich in cables and flatteringly swing shaped for all figures. Debbie Bliss' Dior collection was inspired by the feminine shapes of Christian Dior's 1947 New Look collection. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm/32in to 107cm/43in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss.
Iona Hat, Cowl, and Mittens
An accessories set with warm, dense cable patterns inspired by the patterns carved on stone crosses and cross slabs in Iona and all over Scotland. Includes Iona Cowl, Iona Hat and Iona Mittens (all also available as individual patterns). Designed by Dagmar Mora. Aran weight yarn.
Plaid skirt worked in colorwork using two colors. The skirt is worked top-down, starting with a folded edge, which will be the drawstring hem for the elastic band holding the skirt in place. Sizes Circumference: 90 to 137 cm/35.4 to 53.9 inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by SkovCreations. A kit is also available.